Have the Best Time in Your Life

Ad for July 4th festivities at Skidmore, Missouri in 1899. Text of ad follows.
Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), June 16, 1899, p. 1

Advertisement reads, “Come to Skidmore the Fourth and hear the eagle scream. See the balloon go up. The double parachute leap – a dog and a man will come down in separate parachutes. The tug of war between the two woodmen camps will be the funniest thing you ever saw. Day fireworks. The day fireworks will be immense. Something you have never seen. Three eminent orators. Dr. Sam Steel, of Nashville, Tennessee. Funniest lecturer in the South. Hon. J. West Goodwin, of the Sedalia Bazoo. Hon. B. Raleigh Martin, Prosecuting Attorney of the county. Everybody come and have the best time in your life.”

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